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's choice. [ obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. . >>> hello and thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. >>> the extreme heat is topping our newscast this afternoon. a met -- the metropolitan washington area is under a heat advisory till 8:00 tonight. of course howard has been checking his maps so he has details. howard? >> the heat advisory just went into effect at noon. it lasts for another eight hours. we're worried about the heat- humidity combination pushing the heat index to 105, maybe locally higher than that, especially south of town. the cloud cover this morning, that gave us a little bit of a break. had showers and storms in western and northern maryland. those clouds around this morning have limited the rise to slow it down at least in northern sections. but down south, still very, very hot already. low 90s fredricksburg, tappahannock. we're trying to catch up. 88 at national. gaithersburg and hagerstown only in the low 80s at this hour. they may struggle to get into the 90s in the far northern sections. however, we still have a heat veriry. that's -- heat adv
to overseas companies. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. . >>> joining us i'm jessica doyle. jc hayward has the day off. >>> police in aerror remark colorado are identifying to -- in aurora, colorado are trying to navigate through jamie holmes' home. at least 12 people are dead and over 50 are injured in a shooting. among those hurt is a 3-month- old baby. police say 24-year-old holmes walked into the theater and started firing. here's what witnesses had to say about the horror inside that theater. >> he was just in a black gas mask and all black. besides that -- [ inaudible ] >> he took a gun and pointed it straight to my face. he was literally three feet away from me. he was wearing a gas mask and he looked like he was from a s.w.a.t. team or something. i was just terrifed. i didn't know what to do. i jumped forward into the aisle and curled into a ball and waited for him to go up the stairs. >> there was a break. stuck my head up. caught a glimpse of him, the main silhouette and he started shooting again. >> none of us knew what was going on. at that point there's a
. >>> hello and thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. >>> the long awaited report on who knew who and when in the penn state scandal has been released. randall pinkston has details from philadelphia where the findings were released early this morning. >> reporter: former f.b.i. director louis freeh delivered a scathing independent report on the fail lures of top -- failures on top state officials to stop jerry sandusky if sexually abusing children. >> the most pour medical men -- powerful men at penn state failed to take steps to protect the children he victim ietzed. >> reporter: freeh named three top officials who were more concerned about sandusky's well- beings than the victims. >> created a dangerous situation for unsuspecting boys who were lured to the penn state campus and football games by sandusky. >> reporter: the report criticized paterno and penn state for allowing sandusky to retire not as a suspected child predator but as a valued member of the penn state football legacy. the university's board of trustees hired freeh to look into penn state's role in the scandal
. >>> thank you for joining us. i'm jessica disoil. jc hayward is off -- jessica disoil. jc hayward is off today. >>> the suspect in the colorado movie massacre is expected to be formally charged next monday. the trial could be as far as a year away. we have the latest developments from aurora, colorado. >> reporter: law enforcement officials have been seen entering the theater where a dozen people were killed and 58 others injured during a midnight showing of the new batman movie. investigators and lawyers for the defense may be allowed inside today. james holmes' dense attorney asked the judge for ak to the theater as -- access to the theater as well as his apartment. the public defender is now expected to request a mental health examination for holmes before he's formally charged. a makeshift memorial outside the theater finishes to grow. people have been leaving flowers and notes for the victim. >> i can't help but cry. >> reporter: plans for the first funeral from this tragedy are already under way but stories of those who survived are helping this community heal. katie escaped
>>> hello. thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. >>> president barack obama is calling for an extension of middle class tax cuts, and he's trying to highlight his differences with republican presidential hopeful mitt romney. meanwhile romney wants tax cuts extended for all income earners. danielle nottingham has more now from the white house. >> reporter: president obama is drawing a line in the political sand challenging congress to renew bush era tax cuts for the middle class. >> i think it's good politics clearly. take it to the congress. show the congress isn't reacting. >> reporter: the president's proposal would only apply to americans making less than $250,000 and would extend the tax cuts for just one year. >> we ought to do something about this deficit and we ought to protect middle class tax cuts. the best way to do that is let the upper end tax cuts expire. >> reporter: as he fights for a second term, the president is trying to portray himself as a defender of the middle class, and imply his republican challenger mitt romney wants to protect the rich. romney
>>> hello and thank you for joining us. i'm j.c. hayward. well, the number of customers without power is dwindling but still not fast enough if you are still in the dark. so let's take a look at the latest numbers. commonon is reporting 78,000 customers without power in northern virginia. bge's website is reporting 159,000 of its maryland customers are without power and pepco has a total of 121,000 customers in washington, d.c. and maryland without power. one pepco customer is especially angry. he says that the utility company set his car on fire. delia goncalves reports now if silver spring. -- from silver spring. >> reporter: how are you feeling about pepco right about now? >> honestly i'm very upset. i think they created a very dangerous life-threatening situation. >> reporter: who would blame him? andrew already dealing with the headache of two damaged cars. crunched up by this massive tree that fell during the storm. now says when pepco restored power to the lines this morning, his cars went up in flames. >> their power lines were in direct contact with our cars. and when t
>>> hello, i'm j.c. hayward. thank you for joining us. friday the 13th is living to its reputation for victims of an apartment fire this morning. flames broke out at the wood lake apartments on castle boulevard in fairland this morning. crews from neighboring counties rushed in to help take out that blaze. armando trull is joining us new from the fairland area in montgomery county. armando? >> reporter: well jc some have already left but behind me live picture. you can see sol montgomery county firefighters putting some of the ladders away and still occasionally dousing the top of that roof with water to make sure there are no embers. it's part of the aftermath of a very rude awakening for people on this friday the 13th. the hungry flames tore through three stories of vinyl siding. >> i had to be helped over the balcony because it was too much fire. >> reporter: the garden style complex was quickly engulfed in blinding choking smoke. >> firefighters arrived very, very quickly and arrived to find heavy fire and smoke from the roar of building here. -- the rear of the building here.
for joining us. i'm j.c. hayward. we're going to begin with breaking news from maryland. sources tell 9news now andrea mccarren that they have uncovered an arsenal of 25 weapons inside a crofton home. sources say the suspect who is now in custody was facing termination at work and may have been planning a mass attack against his employer. sources tell cbs news correspondent bob orr that the man told a former co-worker he was going to shoot the boss and shoot up the workplace. well, police went to his home and allegedly found loads of weapons including semiautomatic rifles, handguns, and ammunition. bob orr says police do not think the man is connected to any group. and police are not releasing any information about the suspect. there is a news conference that is scheduled for 1:00 this afternoon. we will have much more information on this story on our website, wusa9.com. and on 9news now beginning at 5:00 p.m. >>> place your bets. maryland governor mar ten o'malley is call -- martin o'malley is calling lawmakers back to annapolis. 9news now's scott broom was at the state house for the morni
with the extreme heat, maybe even into sunday. a few showers and storms well to the southwest of us, but lots of sunshine today. sunny skies. for the afternoon, likely going to climb into the upper 90s. the wind gets off the water, that will keep us from getting to 100 off land. 94 still at 9:00 p.m. we have a threat for strong to severe storms and relief from the 7-day forecast. j.c., back to you. >>> thank you, howard. the economy added 80,000 more jobs last month, how will the increase help the overall jobs picture? drew levinson has answers. >> reporter: employers continued hiring in june. the economy added 80,000 new jobs. that was less than expected. and the overall unemployment rate remained at 8.2%. diana knows firsthand about the weak job market. she was laid off in the treatter industry. >> when you realize you are doing everything right and you are still not getting a job, it makes it so frustrating. >> reporter: the first half of the year the economy has gained an average of 150,000 jobs a month, down from last year. and a sign the labor market is losing steam. the retail industry
. >>> hello and thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. >>> we're learning more about the driver of the car who was killed after a tree crushed his vehicle. the accident happened during the evening rush hour yesterday on the georgetown pike near walker road in great falls. zeal -- delia goncalves returns to the scene. >> reporter: vdot crews worked through the night to remove a second tree deemed damaged and in danger of falling. and shortly after 6:00 a.m., the nearly 100-foot tall tree came toppling down. crews hope to avoid another tragedy like this one yesterday. it was 6:30 in the evening. police say 64-year-old albert roath iii of great falls was stuck in bumper to bumper traffic when without warning this tree came crashing down killing him instantly. >> it's very traumatizing. >> reporter: a portion of that 200-year-old tree that fell yesterday and killed a man still sits here on the side of the road. arborists say you can tell by looking into its trunk how severely damaged it was. that trunk is completely hollowed out. in fact, we've learned from several sources the count
and a husband. >> we can all understand what it would be to have somebody that we love taken from us in this fashion. >> reporter: 11 victims are still in critical condition. some have had multiple operations, including brain surgery. aurora's mayor is concerned that some of the survivors may not make it. the mayor also said that some of the survivors may be paralyzed for life. holmes will not have bail. that's the latest live from aurora, colorado. i'm manuel gallegus. now back to you. >>> district attorney carol chambers just spoke moments ago about this morning's hearing. she said the prosecutors will adhere to colorado's guidelines about active cases by not speaking much about it. but she says they are hoping for a fair trial for all the victims. >> reporter: also big developments in the penn state sex abuse scandal this morning. the ncaa handed downing its sanctions against the school. it's paying a heavy price. >> reporter: the ncaa slammed penn state with massive penalties for not doing more to stop jerry sandusky's sexual abuse of children. >> we've kept foremost in our thoug
[ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. . >>> hello and thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. >>> support for d.c. mayor vincent gray seems to be waning according to a "washington post" poll. the poll asked readers if they thought mayor gray that step down as mayor. 54% said yes. 37% said no. that mayor gray should stay in office. his 2010 campaign is the focus after federal investigation into illegal fund raising. prosecutors say that gray beat former mayor adrian fenty with the help of a shadow campaign which raised more than $650,000. genie harris pleaded guilty to running that campaign. mayor gray says he will serve all four years of his term. >>> george zimmerman spoke out publicly for the first time about what happened the night he shot 17-year-old trayvon martin. zimmerman talked with fox news host sean hannity and gave an account of what happened that fateful night in florida. zimmerman says it was trayvon who attacked him and he regrets the night ever happened. >> he said you're [ bleep ] and took one hand off of my mouth and i felt is going down my ches
this message. >>> hello, thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. >>> we have breaking news about a family tragedy. it's topping our newscast this afternoon. the calvert county sheriff's office is investigating a murder-suicide in owings, maryland. scott broom filed this report from the scene. >> reporter: investigators and rescuers are still pouring over this scene on the 1800 block of candlelight lane here in the fairview subdivision section of owings, maryland, in calvert county. we know there are three people dead. a man, a woman, and a child. and that a 12-year-old child survived this incident and was taken by helicopter to shock trauma in baltimore. it was an apparent explosion of family violence. we know that one of the people who died, one of the adults, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. this occurred after somebody called for help from the house. when the sheriff's department here in calvert county showed up in full special operations mode, and attempted to make entry to the house, there was gunfire that broke out when they finally got inside they found the man and woman d
. >>> hello and thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. >>> the search for a hit and run driver in a deadly accident tops our newscast. the man struck and killed was a 63-year-old veteran. he was struck in the southbound lanes of route 110 in arlington near the pentagon this morning. our delia goncalves has more information. >> reporter: police have been here on the scene since shortly after 6:00 this morning when this body was discovered. we have now learned this 62- year-old veteran was reported missing by his girlfriend in massachusetts two weeks ago. he has a history of mental illness. cars slowly creep by the crash scene. police trying to determine who hit and killed a 62-year-old man and then sped off this morning. the only tip coming from a witness who stayed on the scene. >> the 911 call was reported. there was a vehicle that had pulled over initially. that was from the reporting party. saying the vehicle is on the side of the road. there's a body laying in front. >> reporter: but when police arrived the vehicle took off leaving little trace behind. >> there was an indiv
. >>> hello and thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. >>> this morning d.c. mayor vincent gray addressed the latest campaign staffer to plead guilty in his 2010 run for mayor. yesterday eugena harris pleaded guilty to helping run what prosecutors call a shadow campaign. she admitted that she arranged to have contributors to the gray campaign illegally reimbursed by a d.c. businessman. well, today the mayor says that the investigation he called for is ongoing and voters should not confuse what happened with his campaign with how he runs his administration. >> this is not the campaign that we intended to run, tom. i have said to many, many people that i got into this for the right reasons. that's why i wanted to make the distinction between the campaign which we know there are issues with and governing. >> two other staffers from mayor gray's campaign have also pleaded guilty to felonies about how they got money for gray's campaign. >>> returning our attention now to the 2012 campaign, presidential candidates usually talk at rallies about supporters and trying to get more support
>>> hello and thank you for joining us. i'm j.c. hayward. after a weekend of computer glitches that shut down train service, there were more problems this morning for metro. hundreds of commuters were evacuated from trains at dupont circle around 8:30 this morning. metro says a train broke down and that caused a massive back-up at the station, which is only operating with one entrance due to escalator repairs. everyone got out safely, but passengers were left frustrated and late for work. >> it smelled kind of like burnt rubber and smoke. in the station there is not a lot of ventilation coming through and it was so packed. it took another ten minutes to get us all out of there. >> it was like a wall of people and luckily no one panicked, no one pushed. but you had that sense of you are in a packed station, the smoke, and it was scary. >> it is unclear why the train broke down and there is no word from metro about saturday's computer glitchs. >>> today the montgomery planning board will hear a proposal on a light rail service for chevy chase lake. the line would run through the
of luck, we built this business. why are you demonizing us for it? it's time we had somebody who believes in us. someone who believes that achievement should be rewarded not punished. we need somebody who believes in america. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> hello and thank you for joining us. i'm j.c. hayward. the man accused in the colorado movie massacre is expected back in court today. 24-year-old james holmes is facing formal charges connected with the shooting spree that left 12 people dead. ed lawrence now has the latest from centennial, colorado. >> reporter: james holmes is being officially charged with murder be 12 people and injuring 58 others in a shooting rampage during a midnight showing of the new batman movie. during his first court appearance july 23rd, holmes remained silent. some people in the courtroom described him as dazed. legal analysts say holmes's lawyers are likely planning on an insanity defense. >> this is going a case where the focus will be on his mental state during this process in terms of when he is competent to even go through t
it on the president's economic record. >> i think it's finally time for us to talk about his record, the kind of failure he's had and being able to create jobs, to get rising incomes again. >> reporter: even some republicans have started to say obama's attacks focusing on romney's time as c.e.o. of bain capital are sticking to the g.o.p. candidate like velcro. but other romney supporters say the polls tell a different story. >> since mitt romney won the nomination, despite almost $100 million ads thrown at him by the obama campaign, he's cut the -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> there is an obama campaign ad that mitt romney will see when he gets to pennsylvania. it questions whether he has paid his share of taxes. romney released his 2010 return and he says he will release his 2011 return very soon. >>> very sad news to report for journalists and those in the washington area. we have just learned that "washington post" columnist william raspberry has died. his wife, sandra, says he was battling prostrate cancer. he was a pull diser prize -- pulitzer
us. i'm j.c. hayward. the epic storm aftermath tops the news this afternoon. we have live team coverage. but we want to give you the latest information on power outages around the region. pepco was telling us they have hundreds of thousands of residents without power. nearly 150,000 in montgomery county, about 56,000 in prince george's county and more than 4 2,000 residents in the district of columbia. let's turn our attention now to virginia. dominion power is reporting more than 170,000 residents without electricity. no virginia tech is faring better with more than 3000 customers waiting for their power to be restored. in maryland, bge, has 28,000 customers without power. most of them, at least 25,000 residents live in prince george's county. and more than 4800 customers are also waiting for their power to be restored. most of the outages are in charles county. well, it is the number one question on a lot of people's minds. when will the power be restored? christian fisher is tracking what's happening in kensington, maryland. kristen? >> reporter: j.c., it has taken two and a
>>> hello and thank you for joining us. i'm j.c. hayward. it is day six without power for thousands of customers still reeling from friday's epic storms. so let's take a look at the latest numbers. dominion power says more than 10,000 customers are without power. bge's website says more than 55,000 people do not have electricity. and pepco says that there are fewer than 25,000 of its customers without power and most of those customers live in montgomery county. delia goncalves has the latest information from kensington, maryland. >> reporter: art and donna cheer at the news they finally have power. >> this is ridiculous, i wish we could find another -- electric company. pepco is just no good. i bet the man who owns the place -- >> it's not that -- pepco is trying the best they can. >> no they're not either. we haven't had -- seen one pepco truck all week. >> well, we have now. >> big deal. >> reporter: it's a typical debate. folks fed up and steamed up after several hot days without power. and then those sympathetic with crews working long hours to fix a big problem. >> it seems odd
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